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Collection: Bold and bright
Featuring a newish release: 'An inky blue wash on the scales'. Thanks so much everyone for your faves, comments, purchases & project pictures - so much appreciated! All designs © Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved
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Watercolor moths. Watercolor and felt pen on paper. © Su Schaefer 2013
Watercolor moths. © Su Schaefer 2013
This was my process: I photographed a moth with a nice shape that was sitting on my window, and used the photo to make a stencil of the moth-shape. Then I used the stencil to paint the moth-shape with watercolors, embellishing some with a felt pen, and arranged them so they overlapped here and there.
Watercolor & felt pen on paper, designed as a basic repeat
[Currently set @ Fabric: 460 ppi, Wallpaper: 150, Gift wrap: 350 ppi]
su g (1088),
hand painted (934),
watercolor watercolour (107)
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Thanks so much Cal! I love your idea of this design for sheer curtains too, a really nice idea and the cotton voile would be excellent for that.
Posted over 3 years ago.
Su, love your process and the beautiful results! The white background and see-through overlapping quality has a glass-like ethereal translucency. It.also contributes to a moth-like sense of movement as though watching them on a window pane. Wondering if those characteristics might be enhanced in a sheer curtain where light can actually pass through it too.
Thanks Deborah for your nice feedback, much appreciated!
Such a pretty design, Su, and I enjoyed reading its genesis. Love the colors.
Thanks so much Kris, Sylvie and Katarina! I very much appreciate your nice comments and feedback.
Lovely soft simple clean design Su.....I can feel them fluttering about :^D ~ Sylvie
Wonderful : love your use of watercolour and felt pen in this fab design :)
Thanks so much everyone for all your wonderful comments and feedback on this design! Very very much appreciated.
This looks superb in the yardage view! It's multi-colored, but no color over-rides the others to form extra patterns, so it retains the feeling of a flock of moths, fluttring overhead.
Really lovely and your color choices are fab!
I also love the translucency. The scattered details give it so much interest! Very beautiful!
The translucence of your design is emphasised nicely by the overlapping of some of the moths! You have created a real little beauty here, Su!
I love it! Translucency = awesome
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